Can Egg Yolk Antibodies Improve H pylori Treatment Success?...

Egg yolk antibodies have been used in several anti-inflammatory formulations (e.g. Oramune Magna and Oramune IHF) but this is the first study I’ve seen regarding their potential use against Helicobacter pylori. In a Japanese study, researchers developed two egg yolk antibodies (immunoglobulin Y, IgY) and an anti-urease or VacA IgY with the hope of controlling H. pylori. To note, VacA is a gene carried by some H pylori bacterial strains that causes inflammation. Here is what the research team reported: The anti-VacA IgY decreased VacA activities, vacuolation and apoptosis (cell death) thereby significantly raised their viability. Inflammatory cytokines were suppressed. As a result...